The Department of Anesthesiology had a strong impact at this year's PostGraduate Assembly in Anesthesiology (PGA), held December 7-11 in New York City. The five-day event is sponsored by the New York State Society of Anesthesiologists (NYSSA).
More than two dozen faculty and residents took part in workshops, scientific panels, focus sessions, presentations and more. Among the highlights:
- Dr. Hugh Hemmings, Jr., moderated a British Journal of Anaesthesia panel on the future of opioids in anesthesia
- Drs. James Osorio and Meghann Fitzgerald led workshops on basic point of care ultrasound and ultrasound for vascular access
- Drs. Patricia Fogarty-Mack and Zachary Turnbull held a PBLD on individual feedback for anesthesiology clinicians
- Dr. Janine Limoncelli was a moderator of a focus session on women in anesthesiology
- Dr. Kane Pryor served as chief moderator and program chair of the New York State Conference for Anesthesiology Residents and Fellows (NYSCARF), held December 8.
In conjunction with the conference, the department hosted its annual alumni reception on Saturday evening, December 8. A lively gathering of faculty, residents and alumni turned out to greet old friends.
"It means a lot for our alumni to come together and connect and support and acknowledge what a great department this is," commented Dr. Hemmings.
Other networking events included a New York Women Physicians Committee meet-and-greet for female members and residents of the NYSSA.
The PGA, which takes place every year in December, attracts upwards of 4,000 attendees from around the world. It is a global platform for networking and presenting anesthesia's latest science and technologies.